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Adult Scripture Study
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meeting in the St. Catherine Room
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Many Members One Body
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Meeting in the Br. Juniper Room.
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Mass in the Park
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join us at Locust Shade Park.
The Transitus
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
We will host a Mass honoring St. Francis.
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Radical Grace: The Spiritual Theology of Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Meeting in the Church. Bring a lunch or purchase a lunch at the event.
Blessing of the Animals
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Traditional blessing on the parish campus.
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Bilingual Mass
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Music by the Hispanic Choir and the Worship Ensemble.
Annual Francis Fest
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Join us for our Fall Festival on the parish grounds.
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Adult Scripture Study
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meeting in the St. Catherine Room.
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Baptismal Preparation Class
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Meeting in the Br. Juniper Room.
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Adult Scripture Study
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meeting in the St. Catherine Room.
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Senior Lunch Bunch
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Join us in the St. Catherine Room.
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40 Days for Life Campaign
12:15 PM - 03:00 PM
Meeting at the parish to form carpools.
Annual Chili Cook-Off
06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us for the festivities in the Parish Center.
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40 Days for Life Campaign
12:15 PM - 03:00 PM
Meeting at the parish to form carpools.
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Parish Dinner Out
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Join us at the All American Steakhouse, Rt. 234 in Dumfries.
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40 Days for Life Campaign
12:15 PM - 03:00 PM
40 Days for Life Campaign
12:15 PM - 03:00 PM
Meeting at the parish to form carpools.
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Welcome

Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle, Virginia. We are a Catholic faith community that seeks to live the Gospel through the celebration of Franciscan Spirituality amidst a diverse, ever-changing global culture. We welcome you to join us as we seek to deepen our experience of God's love.

If you are new to the area and would like to make St. Francis of Assisi your home parish, please be sure to complete a parish registration and bring it to the office during your next visit. Please, visit our parish registration page for more information.

 



 

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NEWS & UPDATES
All Souls Novena
Remember those who have gone before us.

All Souls Novena
Remember those who have gone before us.

Available in the vestibule are envelopes for the All Souls Novena where you may list the names of your loved ones who have died. They will be remembered at the Novena of Masses during November. Please drop the envelope in the catch-all slot or leave in the parish office.
 
Stephen Ministry
We are getting down to the wire for applications for the next Stephen Ministry class.

Stephen Ministry
We are getting down to the wire for applications for the next Stephen Ministry class.

All applications need to be completed and returned by October 25th. If you have any questions, about Stephen Ministry, please call Kathy Walker at 703.221.4312. It is not too late to inquire or apply for the classes starting November 5th. We are 23 lay ministers strong and looking forward to expanding our wonderful ministry.
 
Children's Christmas Choir
Calling all our young singers from grades 2nd through 8th!

Children's Christmas Choir
Calling all our young singers from grades 2nd through 8th!

The first rehearsal for the St. Francis Children's Christmas Choir takes place on November 2nd from 3:30 - 4:45 pm in the church. Rehearsals are each Sunday from November 2nd through December 21st. Performances include the Festival of Praise on Friday, December 19th and Christmas Eve. Registration forms are available at the first rehearsal. Please contact Colleen Wells at cwells@stfrncis.org. for further information.
 
40 Days for Life Campaign
Participate in this peaceful, prayerful, pro-life outreach with us.

40 Days for Life Campaign
Participate in this peaceful, prayerful, pro-life outreach with us.

Our parishioners will be participating in the 2014 fall 40 Days for Life campaign on Saturday, October 18th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm and Saturday, October 25th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm (come for an hour or stay for all two). We will meet at the parish both days at 12:15 pm to form carpools for a time of peaceful, prayerful, pro-life outreach. Please contact Rob Goraieb, O.F.S. at rgoraieb@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4978, ext.228 for more details and to sign-up.
 
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking: It's Real, It's Everywhere and It's Here...

Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking: It's Real, It's Everywhere and It's Here...

In collaboration with our parish's Anti-Human Trafficking Committee, the Peace and Justice Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington presents "Human Trafficking: It's Real, It's Everywhere, and It's Here..." on Saturday, November 8th from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon in our Parish Center. Presenters include: Hilary Chester, Ph.D., Associate Director, Anti-Trafficking Program, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops / Joe Farrell, Director of Church Mobilization, Northeast, International Justice Mission / Britanny Vanderhoof, Policy Counsel, Polaris / Detective William Woolf, Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force and our Moderator, Fr. Gerry Creedon, Chair, Diocesan Peace and Justice Commission. The topic will be working our way to preserve the dignity of all who are trafficked. For more information, please contact Rob Goraieb, O.F.S at rgoraieb@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4978, ext. 228.
 
Bible Study
Join us for this chronological walk through the Bible.

Bible Study
Join us for this chronological walk through the Bible.

Beginning each Sunday, October 19th through December 7th at 3:00 pm, meeting in the Br. Juniper Room for Bible Study. "A Quick Journey Through the Bible" is a chronological walk through the Bible in only 8 sessions. See how the major people, places, events and themes of the Bible fit together within the central story. To register for this course and reserve your $20 student pack, please e-mail Brian Bobick at brianbobick@verizon.net.
 
Unity Mass
Our parish is honored to host the 3rd annual Unity Mass.

Unity Mass
Our parish is honored to host the 3rd annual Unity Mass.

On Saturday, November 15th (combined with our 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass), we're honored to host the Black Catholic Ministries of the Diocese of Arlington's Office of Multicultural Ministries' 3rd annual Unity Mass. A reception celebration and fair will follow in the Parish Center Dining Hall. For more information, please contact Rob Goraieb, O.F.S at rgoraieb@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4978, ext. 228.
 
Tour Southern Italy with Friends
Tour Southern Italy with Friends from the Parish.

Tour Southern Italy with Friends
Tour Southern Italy with Friends from the Parish.

Tour Southern Italy and Sicily, featuring Taormino, Alberobello and the Amalfi Coast, with friends from the Parish.  Prices begin at $3819 which includes airfare from Washington, as well as all taxes and fees. Contact Anne Tunney at 703-221-4044 ext.. 229 or annetunney@stfrncis.org for more information.
 
Parish Dinner Out
Parish Dinner Out
Parish Dinner Out Monthly Parish Dinners are back! Our first dinner is scheduled on Sunday, October 26th from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm at the All American Steakhouse & Sports Theater, Rt. 234 in Dumfries. This is a great place to watch football after Mass! All American Steakhouse will donate 10% of the day's proceeds (less alcohol and taxes) to the parish. You must bring the event flyer, available on the school website www.stfas.org, to the restaurant for our parish to receive credit.
Baptismal Preparation Class
Baptismal Preparation Class
Baptismal Preparation Class Our next class will be held on Sunday, November 9th from 1:15 - 2:00 pm in the Br. Juniper Room. Please call the parish office to register at 703.221.4044.
Altar Server Training
Altar Server Training
Altar Server Training Paul Jacobsmeyer will conduct altar server training on Saturday, November 1st from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Rising 5th graders and older boys and girls are eligible. Contact Paul at 703.730.8280 or e-mail pjjake4@aol.com.
Meals for the Homeless
Meals for the Homeless
Meals for the Homeless Many thanks to all who have responded to the request for breakfast items at the Drop-In Shelter. Beginning on Saturday, November 1st, our responsibility will shift to supplying dinners on Saturday evenings as the winter shelter programs begin. Directions and sign-up sheets are available in the vestibule. For more information, please call Francia at 703.221.6344.
Many Members One Body
Many Members One Body
Many Members One Body Many Members One Body, a support group for gay and lesbian Catholics and their families, will hold a meeting on Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 pm in the Br. Juniper Room. For more information, please contact Fr. Kevin Downey at 703.221.4044.
Christmas Card Sales
Christmas Card Sales
Christmas Card Sales Christmas has become for many, especially children, a secular holiday. Several years ago the Knights of Columbus introduced the "Keep Christ in Christmas" holiday cards. These cards emphasize the true spiritual meaning of Christmas. Cards will be available for purchase after Mass during the first 3 weekends of November.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry Our pastor will always be the first person one may turn to, especially during times of crisis. But there are many more needs for ongoing, confidential, one-to-one care than he can effectively handle himself. There will be times when a Stephen Minister is needed to provide long-term emotional and spiritual care. When this occurs, the Stephen Ministry Leader will interview the individual and select the Stephen Minister best suited to meet the individual's needs. If you are someone who would like the care of a Stephen Minister, please call Kathy Walker at 703.221.4312 to set up a time to talk.
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer Please join us for Centering Prayer each Tuesday from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the church. All are welcome.
Rosary Guild
Rosary Guild
Rosary Guild The Rosary Guild meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Please join us in the St. Clare Room from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. All are welcome. For more information, please call 703.221.2517.

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